Cadence Whittier

Associate Professor of Dance

Joined the faculty in 2000

B.F.A., Ballet: Teaching and Performance, University of Utah
M.F.A., Ballet: Teaching and Choreography, University of Utah
CLMA, Certification in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis, Integrated Movement Studies
RSME/RSMT, Registered Somatic Movement Educator/Therapist, International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA)

Video: Professor Cadence Whittier

HWS Courses Routinely Taught:
Advanced Ballet and Pointe
Anatomy and Kinesiology
Laban Movement Analysis
Art and Human Development
Dance Education Seminar
Dance Ensemble

Professional Affiliations:
Director and Faculty, Integrated Movement Studies
Faculty, Bill Evans Dance Teachers Intensive
Choreographer, 2013 Global Water Dances
Member of ISMETA
Member of Motus Humanus
Member of National Dance Education Organization

Current Scholarly Interests:
Ballet Pedagogy from a Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis Perspective
Contemporary Dance Choreography and Performance
Community Arts Programming and Outreach
Somatic Education

Artistic Direction:
Finger Lakes Dance! Concert, Artistic Director and Choreographer, 2008-present

Selected Choreography/Performance:
Where have all the hats gone? (ensemble), contemporary ballet, 2012
Not in my Backyard (trio), modern dance, 2011
In and Out (duet), modern dance, 2011
Down (solo), theatrical modern dance, 2011
Spin (duet), theatrical dance, 2010
Relative (trio), contemporary dance, 2010
PDQ de ja vu, (quartet), contemporary ballet, 2009
[dis]connect (duet), theatrical modern dance, 2008
beMused (duet), contemporary ballet, 2008
Passing (ensemble), contemporary ballet, 2008
Corporate Culture (ensemble), theatrical modern dance, 2003 and 2007
Juice Concentrate (solo), contemporary dance, 2007
Off (solo), contemporary dance, 2005
Roundabout (ensemble), contemporary dance, 2004
Antrieb (ensemble), contemporary ballet, 2001 and 2007
Bought and Sold (ensemble), theatrical dance, 2004
Pie in the Sky? (ensemble), modern dance, 2002

Selected Independent Performances:
2010 & 2011 Vision of Sound Concerts, Rochester and Syracuse, NY
2011 Art of Public Memory Conference, University of North Carolina Greensboro
2011 Locally Grown Dance Festival, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
2011 & 2005 Dumbo Dance Festivals, Brooklyn, NY
2008-2011 Finger Lakes Dance! Concerts, Geneva, NY
2009 DOS: A Night of Duets, Salt Lake City, UT
2007 Cool NY Dance Festival, Brooklyn, NY
2010 & 2007 Evans and Friends Concert, Brockport, NY
2006 Dances by Davenport and Whittier, Ohio Wesleyan University
2006 & 2005 Rochester Contemporary Dance Collective Concerts
2005 Recycling Dances, CRS Barn, Ithaca, NY,
2003 and 2005 National Dance Education Conferences

Classical Ballet Pedagogy: The Dancer as Active Contributor. The Dynamic Body in Space: Exploring and Developing Rudolf Labanís Ideas for the 21st Century. Edited by Valerie Preston-Dunlop and Lesley-Anne Sayers. Dance Books Ltd. 2010. pp. 235-246.

A Laban Movement Analysis Approach to Classical Ballet Pedagogy, Journal of Dance Education, Volume 6, Number 4, 2006. pp. 124-132.

Developing Artistry in Ballet through Personal Agency, Paper published in the 2008 National Dance Education Organization Conference Proceedings.

Creativity in Ballet? Paper published in the 2006 National Dance Education Organization Conference Proceedings.

External Grants:
Decentralization Grant, NYSCA, awarded $4450.00 for REFUSE: Recycle and Reuse, 2011
New England Foundation for the Arts, National Presenters Grant, awarded $5,000 to support and Artist Residency at HWS for the Monica Bill Barnes Company, 2011
Strategic Opportunity Stipend, awarded $360.00 for Finger Lakes Dance! presents DUALITY, 2010
Decentralization Grant, NYSCA, awarded $4450.00 for Dancing Design, Moving Sound (a Finger Lakes Dance! event), 2009
Decentralization Grant, NYSCA, awarded $4000.00 for Space: Contemporary Choreographers in Concert (a Finger Lakes Dance! event) 2008

Guest Teaching Experience:
Bill Evans Dance Teachers Intensive, Summers 2010, 2011, and 2013
Arts Experience Festival, 2010-present
Integrated Movement Studies, Summers 2005, 2008, and 2009
2010 Young Choreographerís Brown Bag Series, Hathaway Brown School, Cleveland, Ohio
Interlochen School of the Arts, Fall 2006 and Summer 2007
Dance Outreach for elementary students, Geneva, NY School District (2003-06)
American Dance Center, Overland Park, Kansas, Summer 2002
ICANDO Ballet West Dance program for fifth graders, Salt Lake City, UT School District, 1997-2000

Dance Company History:
Present Tense Dance Company, Artistic Director Anne Harris Wilcox, 2007-present
BIODANCE Company, Artistic Director Missy Pfohl Smith, 2008-present
Bill Evans Dance Company, Artistic Director Bill Evans, 2009-10
Utah Ballet Company, Artistic Director Attila Ficzere, 1995-98
Kansas Regional Ballet, Artistic Directors Kathy and Dennis Landsman, 1991-95

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